How to Use ADB Over WiFi Connection

ADB stands for “Android Debug Bridge” which connects the Android device to a PC. It is very useful for developers as it debugs the Android device. You can use a USB cable or connect it wirelessly. Although using a USB cable is easier, it would be good to try to connect the ADB wirelessly.

Things you need to have:

  • PC/laptop.
  • Android device (e.g. smartphone or tablet).
  • Installed ADB driver.
  • ADB app for PC (e.g. Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
  • USB Cable.
  • WiFi (WLAN) connection.

Steps to connect the Android device to a PC wirelessly: 

  • Make sure the Android device and the PC are connected to the same network.
  • Enable USB debugging in Developer Options in Settings.
  • Connect the device to the PC with a USB cable.
  • Open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot app.
  • Input the command “ADB devices”.
  • If the device is detected, you may proceed to the next step.

  • Make sure you remember the TCPIP port.
  • Check the Android device, if you are asked to allow the PC to debug the device, allow it.
  • Check the device IP address on the Settings and tap on the About phone menu.
  • Find the Status option, then tap it. You can see your IP address here.
  • Go back to the ADB command on PC, then enter the command “ADB connect [IP address: port number]”. For example, “192.168.1.1:5037”.
  • If you forgot the port number or you just want to change it, you can use the command “ADB TCPIP [port number]”. For instance, “ADB TCPIP 5555”.

Finally, you can unplug the device, then you are good to go. You can do various activities that involve ADB wirelessly such as sideloading app, controlling the device, and many more.

After you’re done, enter the command “ADB disconnect”.

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